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The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
They could have fielded the Marlies lineup last night and it wouldn't have been an excuse for the final outcome.

Honestly, you don't understand. The persistent losing in Montreal has clouded your judgment.
Or has allowed me to finally realize just how fucking hard winning is now in the NHL.
 

LeafOfFaith

Well-known member
It's not one game.

They have had many of these collapses this year (the two Florida games, the two Pittsburgh losses, their tailspin before Babs was fired, etc.). They have been embarrassed and ridiculed and it keeps happening because they just don't care. A bunch of entitled rich kids who don't care to compete. It's laughable that Keefe called them a "prideful" team last night. That's the last thing they are.

Like I said a year or so ago, blow it up. You at least have assets now to turn things around quicker than the original flawed rebuild. Get players who give a **** and ship out the passengers.
Dumb take. You’re too obsessed with calling the fall. It’s not happening.

Blow it up. And then fucking what? Try getting another core of four superstars out of the draft to build around over the next seven years? Sounds like a great plan.
 

Deckie007

Well-known member
Seriously, what in the actual ****?

How about waiting until the Leafs are actually healthy?

Hockey fans in the GTA or from the GTA seriously eat their own.
To be fair, LF2005 is a fucking tool. He actually prefers when the Leafs are awful because he's the most relentlessly negative person on this board. Maybe the world? I haven't done the appropriate research. I was yelling at my TV last night to be sure, but trade everyone? Blow it up? Naw. It's one game, as embarrassing as it is. If the Leafs had gotten just league average goaltending since Keefe took over they'd be in a comfortable playoff spot. They didn't so now they are in a dogfight to make it. I still believe in the roster and have little doubt they make the playoffs.
 

Preston

Well-known member
Got a great deal for Willy, a good find in Soup, stuck with Holl and got a good deal

He has his flaws sure but show me a GM that doesnt

The key to this is how he is going to adjust going forward.
Yeah so hit or miss. Not saying he's been bad but I haven't been blown away yet.


It's just frustrating because his biggest mistake (signing JT) has the potential to be an absolute catastrophe and can severely limit the teams upside for years to come.

I wasn't fully on #teamdontdoit but it's starting to become concerning for me. I'm just surprised people want to do it again with Pietrangelo. That's another one that has disaster written all over it.
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
It's not one game.

They have had many of these collapses this year (the two Florida games, the two Pittsburgh losses, their tailspin before Babs was fired, etc.). They have been embarrassed and ridiculed and it keeps happening because they just don't care. A bunch of entitled rich kids who don't care to compete. It's laughable that Keefe called them a "prideful" team last night. That's the last thing they are.

Like I said a year or so ago, blow it up. You at least have assets now to turn things around quicker than the original flawed rebuild. Get players who give a **** and ship out the passengers.
So you are actually having trouble reconciling the fact that the Leafs are merely a playoff team but not an elite team is that it?

Okay, maybe a player or two needs to be swapped out to right the ship but wholesale changes would be reactionary and really not the way to go.

I can't believe I'm trying to talk a Leaf fan off the edge.
 

Preston

Well-known member
So you are actually having trouble reconciling the fact that the Leafs are merely a playoff team but not an elite team is that it?

Okay, maybe a player or two needs to be swapped out to right the ship but wholesale changes would be reactionary and really not the way to go.

I can't believe I'm trying to talk a Leaf fan off the edge.
Oh don't lie, you're loving this.
 

leaffan2005

Well-known member
To be fair, LF2005 is a fucking tool. He actually prefers when the Leafs are awful because he's the most relentlessly negative person on this board. Maybe the world? I haven't done the appropriate research. I was yelling at my TV last night to be sure, but trade everyone? Blow it up? Naw. It's one game, as embarrassing as it is. If the Leafs had gotten just league average goaltending since Keefe took over they'd be in a comfortable playoff spot. They didn't so now they are in a dogfight to make it. I still believe in the roster and have little doubt they make the playoffs.
First of all, go **** yourself.

Second of all I called this shit a while ago while idiot fucks like you were laughing and throwing out nonsense excuses and ad homenims.

I call it how I see it. If you and others can't man up and admit how very wrong you were about this team and how stupid you look now then I don't really know what to say.
 

leaffan2005

Well-known member
So you are actually having trouble reconciling the fact that the Leafs are merely a playoff team but not an elite team is that it?

Okay, maybe a player or two needs to be swapped out to right the ship but wholesale changes would be reactionary and really not the way to go.

I can't believe I'm trying to talk a Leaf fan off the edge.
They aren't a playoff team.

Moving out a few spare parts isn't going to fix this team. It starts with upper management all the way to their top guys who are passengers way too often. There is no ledge, this is just a fact at this point. Not sure what more evidence people need at this point.
 

Volcanologist

Well-known member
welp let's see what happens at the deadline.

really hope we don't move another 1st...the cupboard is pretty dry with all the guys we've called up.
 

Preston

Well-known member
All this talk about analytics = bad is kind of making me laugh though. The Canes,for example, embrace analytics probably more than any other team in the NHL. The Leafs haven't had even close to elite nerd stats for years now. They've been a 10-15 team. My issue is that Dubas, for all his analytic approach, hasn't improved that at all. If you're going to blame Dubas, fine. But don't blame nerd stats when the leafs don't even have great nerd stats.

If they become the analytics darlings of the NHL and still suck dick, that's when I'll accept nerd stat attacks. They're nowhere near that though.
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
They aren't a playoff team.

Moving out a few spare parts isn't going to fix this team. It starts with upper management all the way to their top guys who are passengers way too often. There is no ledge, this is just a fact at this point. Not sure what more evidence people need at this point.
Oh I don't know, maybe being 9 games under .500 instead of 9 games over?
 

leaffan2005

Well-known member
All this talk about analytics = bad is kind of making me laugh though. The Canes,for example, embrace analytics probably more than any other team in the NHL. The Leafs haven't had even close to elite nerd stats for years now. They've been a 10-15 team. My issue is that Dubas, for all his analytic approach, hasn't improved that at all. If you're going to blame Dubas, fine. But don't blame nerd stats when the leafs don't even have great nerd stats.
All I heard was how great our nerd stats were after Dubas took over. The **** out of here with this take. Bad losses were exempt because they kept teams to low HD chances and their PDO was too low. That's all anybody talks about around here.

And the GM and coach follow the same mantra.
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
Oh don't lie, you're loving this.
Not really. Already deal with this sort of thing with Habs fans. While I love a good ribbing, I can also empathize due to the shitiness of the organization I cheer for. I'm not completely heartless here bubba.
 

Preston

Well-known member
All I heard was how great our nerd stats were after Dubas took over. The **** out of here with this take. Bad losses were exempt because they kept teams to low HD chances and their PDO was too low. That's all anybody talks about around here.

And the GM and coach follow the same mantra.
Well their nerd stats have been mediocre to bad outside of their 11 or 12 game streak under Keefe where they were world beaters.

The results have matched that. Good nerd stats --> had win streak. Bad nerd stats --> mediocre team.

It's almost like nerd stats have strong predictability in results.
 

Deckie007

Well-known member
First of all, go **** yourself.

Second of all I called this shit a while ago while idiot fucks like you were laughing and throwing out nonsense excuses and ad homenims.

I call it how I see it. If you and others can't man up and admit how very wrong you were about this team and how stupid you look now then I don't really know what to say.
You are literally only active here after losses. Can't you just pull a Jonas and switch teams so we don't have to see your surly self around? Detroit is a pretty bad team. You'd love them.

BTW, Leafs are still in a playoff spot because Florida is also sucking lately. In case you hadn't noticed.
 

leaffan2005

Well-known member
You are literally only active here after losses. Can't you just pull a Jonas and switch teams so we don't have to see your surly self around? Detroit is a pretty bad team. You'd love them.

BTW, Leafs are still in a playoff spot because Florida is also sucking lately. In case you hadn't noticed.
Have been active all year buttercup. You just see what you want to see. And I don't give a **** about them being in a playoff spot. They lost to a zamboni driver. Who cares if they sneak in to 3rd and get swept?
 
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